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mor --gcaptions by vitac -- good morning to all of you. i'm carol costello. defense secretary leon panetta is in afghanistan trying to tamp down a nation's outrage over a u.s. soldier's shooting spree. within hours militants respond with explosions. happening right now, the white house is welcoming britain's david cameron. after a night of march madness they'll get down to business. right now a judge is giving final instructions to jurors in the trial of a rutgers student. he's charged with spying on and intimidating his gay roommate who later killed himself. we did it again. >> rick santorum hits a double win in the deep south. he wins the alabama and mississippi primaries. we look ahead to the next contest and track the money game. parts of boston still without power after a transformer fire triggers a major blackout. the fire started last night in a garage in the back bay area of
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the city. thick black smoke poured into the streets forcing officials to close roads and subways. at the peak of the blackout more than 20,000 homes and businesses lost power. we begin in depth this morning in afghanistan where leon panetta is on the ground and on a mission. the defense secretary is trying to diffuse the outrage over the weekend slaughter of 16 civilians, most of them women and children. a u.s. soldier, as you know, is being held as investigators continue to search for answers. today militants responded with a couple of deadly bombings. in one incident a motorcycle bomb exploded in kandahar, the capital of the province where that massacre took place. one person died. at least eight people were killed in the helmond province. sara sidner is in kabul, barbara starr is in the pentagon. sara we want to start with you.
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how close were these attacks to leon panetta? was he ever in any danger? >> reporter: no. they were quite far away from where he was in helmand province. this happened in -- we're talking about 100 kilometers or so away. quite a distance away, however, these types of roadside bombs have been used many times against isaf soldiers going to and from different parts of the country. so of course that's going to put things more on a high alert for anyone visiting, although they're already on high security alert right now because of what has happened on sunday with the massacre allegedly by a u.s. soldier. i want to talk to you a little bit about what mr. panetta has been saying as he's been visiting the country. he talked to u.s. and u.k. troops there and trying to reassure them that the mission right now is a transitional one. their job to help train afghan soldiers so that the afghan soldiers can take over their country and to control the country themselves as the time
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for u.s. and nato troops is coming for them to leave in 2014. let me let you hear what he said about the situation in helmand which has been a province that used to have a very strong taliban presence. >> this area was a taliban strong hold once upon a time, and now a great deal of progress has been made in terms of afghan security and afghan governance in this area. >> reporter: now this area you heard him say there that there has been progress. he also talked to a tribal leader there who thanked mr. panetta saying things had gotten better but, again, we're hearing this roadside blast. this was also the scene just last week about seven days ago where six u.k. soldiers went missing after a blast and they are presumed dead, carol. >> sara sidner reporting live from kabul, afghanistan.
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in the meantime investigators want to know whether alcohol played a role in the weekend rampage. barbara starr was first to report this. she's working her sources at the pentagon this morning. barbara, i guess my first question would be are they allowed to drink? >> reporter: there's something called general order number one, no alcohol in the war zone. that is banned. no alcohol consumption by u.s. troops when they served in iraq or in afghanistan. this is clearly illegal. senior u.s. sources are telling us that investigators found evidence of alcohol in the area where this man lived on base and there is indication of alcohol involvement. those are the words we're hearing, in the incident. they're not saying yet whether the staff sergeant had been found specifically to have been drinking alcohol at the time, but alcohol involved is what we are hearing.
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this will raise questions, carol. these guys live in very close quarters. if there was, indeed, alcohol found in the barracks as they say, who knew about it? was it known that there was alcohol there? how did it come to be there? who got it? who brought it in? investigators clearly will be looking at the question, did any of the other soldiers who lived near him or work with him have any indication that something might go terribly wrong here? the other piece of news we're learning is there is imagery. these bases have surveillance cameras and we've now confirmed that there are images of him, both going out alone, coming back alone, and an image of when he came back, he was found -- this image shows him lying in a field nearby and then getting up and coming back to the base area where he was apprehended without incident by u.s. security personnel we are told. >> barbara starr reporting for us from the pentagon this
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morning. a soldier from the same army base as that suspect in the afghan killings is in jail. prosecutors in tacoma, washington, say lieutenant colonel robert underwood wanted to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife and his boss at the joint base lewis mcchord. he threatened to blow up the state capitol. he's pleaded not guilty. underwood is going through a nasty divorce and custody battle. he returned in december from one year in afghanistan. military officials said underwood does not have ptsd. military therapists help soldiers cope with the psychological trauma of war but they're also under pressure to keep them in the war theater. one psychologist made a documentary about it. we'll talk to her in just about 20 minutes. it is a busy morning at the white house. the white house is welcoming british prime minister david cameron and his wife samantha. cameron and president obama took in a march madness last night in dayton, ohio. today it's back to business.
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the two leaders beings pekted to talk about the upcoming nato and g-8 summit, the middle east, iran, the global economy. you're looking at live pictures of the opening ceremonies on the south lawn of the white house. you see joe biden and his wife jill greeting the british prime minister and his wife. the two national anthems will play, one for the u.k., the other from the united states. then i think in just about an hour the president and the prime minister will make some remarks to the press. before we get to all of that let's head to washington and talk to brianna keilar. she is there on the south lawn of the white house. describe the scene for us. >> reporter: carol, what you're witnessing is very much the formality of the day. this welcome for this official visit by prime minister david cameron. yesterday it was more informal as the prime minister and the president took in an ncaa basketball game in ohio. today it's all about the pomp
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and circumstance. the prime minister will be receiving really quite the red carpet treatment as you can already see. there will be a 19-gun salute. you can probably hear the military band playing. and there will be a number of very formal meetings today. a one-on-one meeting with president obama and then expanded one with a number of other u.s. officials and british officia officials. it will all culminate this evening with a state dinner here on the south lawn as well. >> tell us about the importance of britain's role in afghanistan because i'm sure the two men will be talking about that at their official meetings later today. >> reporter: yes. no doubt this is going to be a major topic and it comes as there's been a report recently in "the new york times" about the drawdown of u.s. troops beyond what we're going to be seeing this summer, which is the drawdown of 33,000 surge troops. there still remains 68,000 u.s.
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troops in afghanistan and there's some talk from this report about an accelerated drawdown. the u.s. is sort of rebuffing officially the suggestion of this report, but this is certainly something that prime minister david cameron and president obama will be discussing when it comes to afghanistan. something that prime minister cameron talked to reporters about as he made the trip to the u.s. he talked about how -- sort of the reality of the situation on the ground. he said there's an appetite for an end, for the drawdown, and the troops must leave. britain said that troops will be leaving afghanistan as a, quote -- without, quote, being a perfect democracy and he acknowledged there was a huge developmental problem when the troops leave in 2014, carol. >> tell us, brianna, why the president thought it was so important to have this official visit, to have a state dinner for the prime minister and his wife tonight. >> reporter: one of the
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suggestions that certainly we've heard this coming from the british press has been that there may have been on the part of the u.s. a lack of really -- i don't want to say acknowledging but sort of continuing the special relationship, the so-called quote special relationship with the u.k., that it may have been neglected a little bit. last year president obama made the trip to britain. it was considered very much a success. but this appears by observers to be very much with all of the pomp and circumstance just the degree of the formality and how much red carpet treatment the prime minister is getting to be showing that that special relationship is very important, especially as troop withdrawals about afghanistan are continued. now you talk to the white house officially, carol. , they rebuff any discussion that there's been any neglect of that special relationship. they say the welcome of the prime minister and the
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delegation is just an indication of how important that alliance between the u.s. and britain is. >> of course yesterday, last night, the president invited the prime minister aboard air force one. they flew to dayton, ohio. the president said he wanted to bring the prime minister to dayton, ohio, to show him what real america looked like. you can see them. we're showing pictures, brianna, of them in casual clothes a little bit later on in the game. both men ate a hot dog and they drank a soda, not beer. i don't know if beer is allowed in there. who knows at the university of dayton. why was this important? because there are already some criticism that a large amount of taxpayer dollars were spent in taking the prime minister via air force one to the university of dayton for this basketball game. >> reporter: of course, it can't really estate you that ohio is a key sweep state. mitt romney won last week.
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i think one of the biggest things, if you look at what the british press reported about this, one of the most significant things they talked about was this trip on air force one. this is a privilege that a lot of foreign leaders don't get, and it was quite a visual demonstration certainly on the part of the white house of just how important they consider this visit to be. you saw prime minister cameron heading out marine one with president obama from the white house and going on air force one to this game. i think one of the things president obama talked about was when foreign leaders come to the u.s., they frequently go to the post. he said he wanted the prime minister inland because he said that's sort of where things really are and that's really america. >> and explain to us, tonight there will be this elaborate state dinner. a lot of celebrities will be there, including roy mcelroy who's a golfer. i think he's irish.
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he's from ireland. it kind of fits he would be there with the prime minister of great britain. the state dinner is quite the elaborate affair. explain to us what that will look like. >> reporter: this is very much an elaborate affair. it's a beautiful event, actually. i will be getting some pictures of that. we will see tonight when you hear comments, they will come in the form of toasts. we will be privy to see a little bit of the welcoming at the top of the event. after that there will be a portion of the event that is going to be private. this is something very similar to what you would see, carol, when, for instance, the queen came to visit. in fact, a lot of what we're seeing today is very much analogous to that with the exception of the fact the prime minister gets only a 19-gun salute instead of a 21 h gun salute. >> brianna, we'll let you get back to reporting. thank you for filling us in.
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we did it again. >> he sure did. rick santorum surprise in the south. he wins the alabama and mississippi primaries leaving mitt romney to battle newt gingrich for second place. here's the latest cnn estimate of the delegate count. romney with 489 to 234 lead over santorum. gingrich has 139 delegates. ron paul has 66. we're going to get back to that in just a second. i knew the president and first lady would show up as i was getting to another story. there they are. i don't see the british prime minister and his wife yet. they will shortly join the president. and then the national anthem from both countries will play. then we believe there will be some remarks. as you can see, they're having the -- i guess it's a 19 gun salute, right, instead of a 21-gun salute. that will greet the prime
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minister as he walks out of the white house. i don't know exactly where he's coming from. are they running a little behind, brianna? i heard the music over brianna's phone, but i don't hear brianna. are you there? okay. we've lost brianna. we will get -- we will try to get brianna and get back to the south lawn of the white house when the president begins speaking. let's continue on with presidential politics now. newt gingrich is expecting renewed calls for him to drop out of the race, but he says he's staying put. >> i want to tell you a second what will become a challenge is we'll have three or four days of
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news media. they'll say why doesn't newt gingrich quit. these are the people who said last june i was dead. they recycle this every six weeks. the biggest challenge will be raising money because we came in second which is as much as we wanted and we will have gotten delegates -- >> let's bring in our political director, mark preston. good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> newt gingrich, i mean, let's face it, he suffered two big defeats, right? because he was expecting to win in those states, but he didn't, and he still says he's staying in the race. >> he still says he's staying in the race. in fact, he put the expectations on himself to win in mississippi and alabama. his whole campaign has been based on the sudden strategy winning georgia, perhaps winning tennessee, a win in oklahoma and win in alabama and mississippi. he only won in georgia. that southern strategy has kind of fallen apart. >> stay with me. we're going back to the south lawn of the white house. the british prime minister and his wife, samantha, has arrived. we can see them exchanging kisses with the president and the first lady.
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does this spectacle, mark, help the president in his re-election bid? i'm going to be cynical here. >> certainly. great britain is our biggest ally. we have so much invested with them with the war in afghanistan, iraq, and every police action around the world. so when you see a connection like this, it certainly doesn't hurt, especially when it comes to big issues like foreign policy. >> it was interesting that the president decided to take the prime minister to ohio, a battleground state to watch a basketball game last night. >> it worked out real well, didn't it, for the first date, that president obama needs to win if he's going to win re-election. >> president obama was walking through the stands, shaking people hands, the poor british prime minister was standing off to the side. not many people recognize him by face. >> he probably would have been more comfortable at a rugby match, cricket game or something like that, or a football match as they call soccer over there.
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it was very interesting. it was interesting he agreed to go with mr. obama to ohio perhaps helping him on this, quote, unquote, re-election tour. >> i'm sure he needed help filling out his bracket. he said mr. owe boem ma was going to help him do that. i think we have brianna keilar. she's live on the south lawn on the white house watching this spectacle. take us there, brianna. tell us what's happening. >> reporter: right now, kecarol we're watching prime minister cameron and president obama -- bear with me just a moment for the national anthem. >> followed by the national anthem of the united states.
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♪ we're watching president obama and the prime minister shaking hands with the lucky people who got to attend this event -- this historic even vent on the south lawn of the white house. brianna keilar is there too. brianna, do we know who these kids are? >> reporter: no, we don't know who these kids are. you can see president obama and the prime minister working the rope line. it appears to be a class or a group that's been invited here to the south lawn along with a number of other people. in fact, i believe there are,
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according to the white house, there were supposed to be thousands of people here. it's hard to tell looking at the crowd but there's a very large crowd, including some that you can't see behind some of the members of the military that you just saw the president and the prime minister review as part of reviewing of the troops. a lot of people crowded on the south lawn. it's really quite a beautiful scene, i will say, carol. there are some things that i think maybe you couldn't even see on tv. from my vantage point i was able to watch the 19-gun salute that was actually going off far past the white house, almost down closer to the washington monument before president obama and the prime minister reviewed the troops. this is an event that is full of pomp and circumstance. i think it really stands in contrast to the informal nature of what we saw president obama and the prime minister do yesterday as they went to a basketball game. >> there are a number of dignitaries there.
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i happen to see hillary clinton, joe biden there. who else is on tap? >> reporter: yes, there is as well treasury secretary tim geithner. we see secretary of state hillary clinton and a number of other top u.s. officials and their counterparts from the british government. we'll be seeing today president obama and the prime minister having that formal one-on-one, what we call a bilateral meeting. we'll have a shot of that from the cameras a little later to show you. they will make some remarks. but there's also an expanded meeting among a number of top u.s. officials that we will not be granted camera access to. so this isn't necessarily just about president obama and the prime minister meeting. of course, carol, i think it's important to remind people that there's very much an open line of communication between britain and the u.s. president obama and the prime minister can get on the phone any time and talk about a number of issues that are so important to them be it iran, be it syria,
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be it afghanistan. this is really a visit about really sort of cementing the relations of the u.s. and britain at a very crucial time when it comes to their shared foreign policy interests. i think also you talked earlier about what does it mean for president obama in an election year? pardon me as i lower my voice a little bit. and i think that certainly something that you can't really escape your notice is that as republicans are shrugging slugi there's a different object that you're getting from the white house that is happy about that. the president is welcoming a foreign leader, ally, and serving the role that's very much presidential and elevates his stature. >> mark preston is here too. you wonder when this dinner was scheduled. it certainly came at an opportune time with the president looking very presidential. >> looking very presidential.
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you know, we talked a lot about how the republican candidates have been critical of the president on the economy. they've been very critical of him on foreign policy as well. you know, what they've done in some ways effectively is tied the economic crisis to his foreign policy positions and questioned him on afghanistan and his commitment to afghanistan. yes, this certainly helps him. the picture is amazing right now. if you are an american voter and you're watching this, you feel very patriotic and what have you. that certainly doesn't hurt mr. obama at this point. >> you can just hear the criticisms that -- i mean, i'm sure we'll hear that it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to get on air force one, fly the prime minister to the battleground state of ohio to watch the basketball game with the premise that you just want to show the prime minister a slice of real a merry can in a. >> quite frankly, they could have gotten in a car and drove down to virginia just 20 miles away and had dinner and seen a little bit of real americana.
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the ncaa, we're real fans of that. republicans are going to be critical of that, no question about that. even taking that one step further. sidelining foreign policy, they will be critical of president obama for flying around on air force one as he campaigns through november. it happens every four years. >> i know, brianna keilar, you did an investigative report about how much it costs to fly air force one around the country. >> reporter: that's right, carol. it costs, and we reported this months ago, $200,000 per operational hour to operate air force one. it's quite a lot of money. and when you'll see president obama catch a lot of guf for that is particularly when he's traveling for campaign events, for fundraising, which is obviously essential politics being what they are, but this is something obviously in tough economic times opens him up to some criticism. there's also the added expense of traveling for him in addition to what i mentioned on air force
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one, secret service protection, and the costs are exorbitant. there's no way he could be going to these places without secret service protection and without sort of the infrastructure that he takes along with him. it's a traveling white house wherever he goes. >> in fairness, the republican candidates, i think all of them have secret service protection now, which also costs the taxpayers money. >> reporter: yes. this is something -- i think there's sort of a double edged sword. what you see for candidates is this is obviously sort of a criticism -- >> i'm going o interrupt you, brianna. we're going to listen to what they're saying. the united states and the united kingdom is steeped in tradition, and last night as president i shared with the prime minister a uniquely american tradition of bracketology. march madness. he's learned to appreciate one of our great national pastimes.
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his team has told me he has decided to install a hoop at 10 downing street. today we carry on another tradition. an official visit for one of our closest friends and our dearest allys. prime minister cameron, mrs. cameron, members of the british delegation, on behalf of the american people, it is my great honor to welcome you to the united states. [ applause ] >> david, samantha, on behalf of michelle and myself, we welcome you to the white house. samantha, just let me say that we are delighted that you've made america your first official foreign trip. [ applause ]
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>> it's now been 200 years since the british came here to the white house under somewhat different circumstances. they made quite an impression. they really lit up the place. but we moved on. and today, like so many presidents and prime ministers before us, we meet to reaffirm one of the greatest alliances the world has ever known. this visit is also an opportunity to reciprocate the extraordinary and gracious hospitality shown to us by her majesty, queen elizabeth, by david and samantha, and by the british people during our visit
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to london last year. and we are proud that this visit comes as her majesty begins her diamond jubilee, celebrating 60 extraordinary years on the british throne. [ applause ] >> it is remarkable to consider down the decades we've seen nations rise and fall, wars fought, and peace defended, a city divided, a wall come down, countries in prison behind an iron curtain then liberated. we've seen the demise of a cold war and the rise of new threats. the transition from an industrial revolution to an information age where new technologies empower our citizens and our adversaries like never before. our world has been transformed
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over and over, and it will be again yet through the grand sweep of history, through all its twists and turns, there is one constant, the rock solid alliance between the united states and the united kingdom. [ applause ] >> the reason is simple. we stand together, we work together, we bleed together, we build together in good times and in bad because when we do, our nations are more secure, the people are prosperous, the world is a safer, better, more just place. our alliance is essential. it is indispensable to the security, the prosperity that we seek not only for our own
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citizens but for people around the world. that is why as president i've made strengthening this alliance and our alliances around the world one of my highest foreign policy priorities. because we have, i can stand here today and say with pride and with confidence, i believe with david's agreement, that the relationship between the united states and the united kingdom is the strongest that it has ever been. [ applause ] >> so in the sunlight of this beautiful morning with children from both nations in attendance, we reaffirm the enduring values of which our alliance is forever rooted. we believe that every person
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who's willing to work hard, that they play by the rules deserve a fair shot, deserve a chance to succeed. so in these tough economic times we stand united in our determination to create the jobs that put our people back to work, expanding trade that is both free and fair, and in fighting for a global economy where every nation plays by the same rules. we believe that our citizens should be able to live free from fear. so like generations before us we stand united in the defense of our countries and against those who would terrorize our people or endanger the globe with the world's most dangerous weapons. we believe in the universal rights of all people so we stand united in our support for those who seek to choose their leaders and forge their future, including the brave citizens of the middle east and north africa
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who deserve the same god given rights and freedoms as people everywhere. we believe in the inherent dignity of every human being so we will stand united in advancing the developments that lift people and nations out of poverty. the new crops that feed a village, the care that saves a mother in childbirth, the vaccine that allows a child to live a long and healthy life. this is what we believe. this is who we are. this is what we do together, what we achieve together every single day. this is the alliance that we renew today guided by the interests we share grounded in the values that we cherish, not just for our time but for all time. finally i would just note that while this is not the first official visit of my presidency,
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it is one of the few where i have not had to pause for translation. we americans and brits speak the same language most of the time so let me just say, david, we are chutz to bits that you are here. i'm looking forward to a great matter. i'm confident that together we'll keep the relationship between our two nations absolutely top notch. david, samantha, the warmest of welcomes from michelle and myself but more importantly from the american people. we are honored to have you here. [ applause ] president obama, first lady, mr. vice president, members of
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both cabinets, guests of honor, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for such an -- you just heard the president's remarks. we're going to monitor david cameron's remarks. we'll bring them to you later on. i wanted to debrief after the president's speech. he talked a lot about the strong alliance between great britain and the united states. he talked a lot about freedom that other nations deserve from their leaders. brianna, how did the speech strike you? it didn't seem to really, i don't know, really resonate somehow. >> reporter: you know what struck me is you can hear sort of what is clearly going to be the president's campaign message and he's already been taking it out on the road for the last few months. you have a fair shot at a chance to succeed. this idea of fairness which is going to be the umbrella message over his campaign. you heard that even come out as he addressed the crowd on the south lawn. he said everyone deserves a fair shot to succeed.
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he talked to us, every nation playing by the same rules, which is a bit of a twist on what we hear him talking about. all people here in the u.s. playing by the same rules, whether they're the wealthy or they're low income americans. so i think no doubt this is in a way there's some political overtones here. this ties into his campaign message. as we mentioned before, carol, this is the image that you're seeing of president obama. this is the image of the president welcoming a foreign dignitary. this is sort of the -- these are the optics that, for instance, republican candidates cannot have. this is something that sets president obama apart from them and sort of -- >> i would think mark preston is here with me too that that message of fairness would also resonate in greatritain where they've suffered through some of the same economic problems in income inequality as americans are experiencing. >> carol, when you talk about
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global policies that they're trying to put in place to put people back to work. president obama in making that speech really was sending a message to voters all across the country. it's not just about the united states right now. the global economy. everybody is hurting. it's going to take an alliance and alliances with countries such as great britain to try to turn this around. it can't just happen here in the united states although the united states has to be the leader. >> mark preston, brianna keilar, thanks so much for taking us through that historical event, which is not over. we're going to take a short break. we'll be back with much more on ""cnn newsroom."" or hires another employee, it's not just good for business, that local businesses have on communities. that's why we extended $6.4 billion in new credit to small businesses across the country last year. because the more we help them,
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in afghanistan, defense
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secretary leon panetta arrives on a mission both critical and daunting. he'll try to diffuse the outrage over the weekend massacre allegedly carried out by a u.s. soldier. panetta is meeting with afghan leaders and tribal leaders. in the meantime, the soldier remains in u.s. custody as investigators try to answer critical questions about what happened. one question that will certainly come up, did military psychologists miss the warning signs? it turns out those therapists are under intense pressure not to send soldiers home. one psychologist went to afghanistan to make a documentary about that. take a look. >> one of the unique challenges to being a mental health provider in the military has to do with a question i think probably all of us ask our self at some point, should i have sent this soldier back to their unit or should i have worked harder to get them evacuated from the theater? we have these competing
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missions. competing missions. >> we are there to not take people out of the game but to keep them in the game. >> we're not here to send your soldiers home. we're a force multiplier. >> jan hawk in made that film. she joins us live from portland, oregon. welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> that's the first time i've heard something about that, and in a way it's kind of disturbing. so that puts psychologists or counselors who are counseling these troubled soldiers in a bad spot, doesn't it? >> well, the military is invested quite heavily, particularly during the repeated deployments in iraq and afghanistan and sending whole units of therapists to war zones to prevent and treat psychiatric casualties. and most people think this is a good thing, and the military is
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justifiably proud of how many efforts they've made on this front. as a psychologist, i was interested in following the minds of the documentary to get a feeling of, is this a good thing or not, to send psychologists to treat the military in war zones or is this an abuse of psychology? >> we know the soldier accused suffered head trauma, yet he was cleared of being a sniper and returned to active duty. so some psychologist had to decide that he was okay to continue to serve. as you look at the situation right now, what kind of pressures was that psychologist perhaps feeling as he's treating this particular soldier? >> well, in going into the documentary, we followed the deployment of a combat stress unit to afghanistan in the
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preparation for the deployment. there is quite a bit of recognition of these conflicting missions. in many ways, it's an impossible task they're assigned to both prevent psychiatric casualties and recommend soldiers be medavaced who are showing signs of crisis. on the other hand, they are to be fighting forces. as they are sent to afghanistan, the pressures are immense in getting soldiers back in the fight, and this management of these two conflicting missions is quite intense when you get into the war zone itself. so these psychologists, these therapists, have an enormous job. and i think we all bear some responsibility for the tasks they've been assigned and how, in many ways, impossible it is. >> thank you so much for joining us.
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you can find the documentary on line. it hasn't aired yet. where can you find your documentary, jan? >> oh. it's called "mind zone: therapists behind the front lines." we just finished the edit, and folks can go to the web site, to find out when it's being released. it's kind of the untold story about the impacts of war through the eyes of caregivers. >> and the trailer is fascinating. i'm going to watch it. thanks for joining us this morning. >> you're welcome. it was blamed on cyberbullying, but is the blame to be put on this rutgers student? the jury is about to decide. lk.. cream... a touch of sugar...
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. this morning a judge is instructing the jury in the case of a former rutgers university student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's intimate encounter. that roommate, dharun ravi, is accused of watching the encounter with a female student. she struck a deal with prosecutors and testified during the trial. the 18-year-old tyler clemente committed suicide by jumping off the george washington bridge. it struck up a conversation about bullying and cyberbullying. if convicted on all counts, it could land dharun ravi up to ten years in prison.
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welcome. >> welcome. >> i think i'm exhausted from that official visit from the prime minister, but we thank you for being here. dharun ravi turned down a deal from prosecutors that would have let him avoid jail time in exchange for counseling and community service. he said he didn't want to accept that deal. was that a smart move? >> it depends on how the jury comes out. i'm hoping for him it was a smart move, and i'm guessing at least that's what his defense attorney is hoping, that he will be acquitted of all charges. given the climate in which we are now, as you said, in this national debate on cyber bullying and bashing against gays, i don't think it will bode well for him, particularly given the evidence we've heard so far. it can go either way. >> have prosecutors determined he intended to intimidate? >> yes, i think prosecutors have
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done a very good job with respect to invasion of privacy. i understand dharun ravi lived in that room and he did have some sort of proprietary interest of what occurred in the room, nevertheless, he knew tyler clemente would be alone in the room with someone else, and by remotely controlling that camera from molly's room, he completely invaded his privacy, and he practically conceded to the fact and he and molly saw what was happening in that room. >> invasion of privacy and intimidation are two different things. from the e-mails presented in court, ravi basically apologizes to clemente so it sort of muddies the water here. will the jury be out for a long time, do you think? >> i think there might be. there is a lot of information to cover, you've had several witnesses come on the stand, but something they all said in common, which i think is interesting, is that dharun ravi never showed any malice against
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gay people, so i think that's something the jury will consider while they're out deliberating. >> thank you for being with us this morning. hopefully you'll join us tomorrow. >> thank you, you're welcome. >> thanks. and good morning to you. i'm cheryl kos tarol costello. this morning leon panetta is in afghanistan trying to quiet the outrage against an american soldier. the military responded with a pair of deadly bombings. ♪ the big welcomes are done, now it's time to get down to business. president obama and british prime minister david cameron meeting this hour in the oval office. earlier they talked about the importance of the british and american bond. >> we stand together, we work together and we bleed together and we build together in good times and in bad because when we do, our nations are more secure,
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our people are more prosperous, the world is a safer and better and more just place. >> now let's talk about afghanistan and go in depth. the massive explosion in the helmand province. a u.s. soldier remains the sole suspect in the weekend massacre. just minutes ago, panetta spoke to american troops and told them not to be discouraged by rogue acts such as attacks on civilians. >> each of these incidents is deeply troubling, and we have to learn the lessons from each of those incidents so that we do everything possible to make sure that they don't happen again. >> sara sidner is in the afghan
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capital of kabul. good morning, sara. panetta is talking to troops at mt. levenek. what else is he saying to them? >> reporter: earlier in the day he said what the mission is now, that the mission is in a transitional phase, that the real mission is to make sure the afghan soldiers are properly trained to be able to take hold of their country. obviously saying this because in 2012 is when we're going to begin seeing the troop drawdown here. that was one of the strong messages sent by panetta today. when he talks about these incidents, he's referring not only to the massacre of 16 victims, including 9 children and 3 women, but the other incidents that have happened this year that have strained relationships with afghans and particularly u.s. forces, including one where there is a photo that appears to show
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soldiers, troops urinating on dead afghan bodies, apparently members of the taliban, and the second one, the burning of the koran which u.s. troops have apologized for, that cause obviously a fury that left people dead. it doesn't reflect the troops on the ground and the true mission going forward is to try to get the taliban security forces up to speed to be able to take over their own country. carol? >> sara sidner reporting live from afghanistan. we still don't know the name of the soldier accused in afghanistan and probably won't know until he's officially accused of a crime, but we do know this. alcohol was found near his quarters. whether he was drunk during the attack in kandahar remains to be
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seen. is alcohol even allowed at a combat outpost? >> alcohol is not allowed anywhere. that's really one of the key indicators here about how maybe something went so wrong at this base. officials are telling us that certainly the soldiers he worked with, other people will be questioned, did they know there was alcohol there, did they have any indication that this man perhaps was acting in a strange manner or making strange comments before this incident unfolded, how did alcohol even come to be on the base? where did they get it? you can get alcohol in afghanistan, make no mistake, but it is banned for u.s. troops in the war zone. so that is going to be certainly a path of the investigation. we also know they're looking very closely at the ballistics of the shell casings found, any
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dna evidence still in the houses. of course, the victims in accordance to islamic law and religious forces, they have been buried. no indication of whether the bodies have been exhumed. that would be a sensitive matter to undertake. so the investigators will have to work through all of this and get whatever clues they can. they are looking at that imagery taken by the cameras surrounded by the outpost, showing him going and coming back. carol? happening right now, george clooney is testifying before the foreign relations committee about sudan. clooney talks about his visit there. >> we went up about 6, 7 hours over the border and saw for ourselves, you know. we were there when they fired three rockets over our head. we were there when we saw a
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young man get both of his hands blown off. we were there a couple hours after that. it's very difficult to see these people living in the kind of fear that they have. >> during the hearing, clooney is expected to focus on an oil dispute between sudan and south sudan and humanitarian access to those countries. rick santorum rules in the deep south. he wins both the mississippi and alabama primaries. with those victories, he lets front runner mitt romney know the race goes on. >> people say you're being outspent and everybody is talking about all the math and all the things that this race is inevitable. well, for someone who thinks this race sis inevitable, he spent a whole lot of money against me for being inevitable. >> now the candidates are looking to the race the next
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through days for illinois. let's talk about rick santorum and his big win. what happened to newt gingrich? >> newt gingrich heavily campaigned in both states. romney and his super pack put a lot of money in it. so why did santorum come out on top? he did really well with conservative voters, and there are a lot in mississippi and alabama. he did well with the evangelicals, a lot of them as well. i was in a polling station right outside birmingham. that should be romney country, but no. >> it seems strange that a catholic from pennsylvania wins in the south and newt gingrich can't win a state that's next door to georgia, alabama? >> it should be his momhome tur right? he came in a close second and people say, will he drop out? no. you heard newt gingrich last
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night. he will not drop out. he still thinks there is a path all the way to the convention, carol. >> and mitt romney didn't do as well as some people hoped he would do. but he's on to illinois and he's already spent a big load of money. >> and he'll spend more there as well. he had to win michigan, he had to win ohio, now he has to win illinois on tuesday. we have a bunch more chapters to come. >> it will be interesting to see if newt gingrich really gets out of the race, but i don't think he will. >> not today. some people in pennsylvania will getting a lot of money for allowing natural gas wells on their land. but a state agency is not required to tell them about violations. cnn's poppy harlow asked some of these people if they knew about problems that could contaminate their drinking water. her exclusive report when we come back. >> they could have walked over and said, hey, this is what's going on.
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oil and gas from shale, has greatly reduced the price of gas and natural gas. but some ask, at what cost? poppy harlow has the cnn exclusive from hillsborough, pennsylvania. >> farming natural gas is a big thing right now. >> fracking natural gas from pennsylvania's marcellus shale is turning farm town into boom town. >> we're not rich, but it's more money than we ever thought we could get somebody else. >> it's probably 150,000. >> 150,000. >> we met with folks in hughesville, pennsylvania, all who get royalties from natural gas wells on or near their property. >> i have a fair large piece of ground. >> reporter: but land owners were surprised at something we knew that they didn't. violations on or near their land.
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did you know about these violations? >> no. not at all. we had no idea there were any violations. >> reporter: the state regulator isn't required to tell them, although it does post violations on line. >> if there was violations going on, they should have notified the immediate landowners who joined these wells. >> while many are minor like things like improper signage, others are major, like improper mining of a well. we checked. that information isn't on their web site. to get that information, we were told that like landowners, we could make an appointment for a file review, but it would take weeks. we submitted that request. >> we have outreach people in each county that go out. >> dave yaksmyer reviews the shale. they label him the independent
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expert. he says these are violations the landowners should know about, violations that could be serious. but as we know, it could take weeks to receive any details on those violations. dep records show 55 violations of the families that we met with. the records also show 14 of those violations are still unresolved. nearly half of their total violations were in yokmyer's serious category. neal barto wanted to know about two cement violations on his property, neither of which have been fixed, accordinging to on line de perks recorp records. >> that's the cement on the outside of the steel casing that's designed to protect the groundwater or near surface waters from having any potential
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to have methane migrate up. >> reporter: here's why that matters. according to the dep, if a well is not properly cased or cemented, natural gas in subsurface formation may potentially migrate through the well bore, bed rock and soil. this gas may adversely affect water supplies. under certain conditions, stray gas has the potential to cause a fire or explosion. these situations present a serious threat to public health and safety as well as the environment. dep told us if a violation presents risk to human health, it notifies landowners. the landowners we met say they have never been contacted by the dep or the well operator, exco, about any violations. >> who do you think should be telling you about violations? >> i think dep -- >> dep should be. >> -- and the company. they could have walked over and
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said, hey, this is what's going on. this is a violation that we hope will be resolved shortly, but they never said a word. >> yoksmyer makes clear not every violation means catastrophe. crystal and paul faulk's five wells have several violations, but they're not concerned. >> we know the information is on the dep web site, efex. i'm given that information, and it's my responsibility what i do with that information. >> reporter: and that's the position of the gas industry. >> if you're entering into a significant business relationship, one that over tens of thousands and thousands of landowners have entered into with the natural gas industry, it is important to be up on the issues. >> you know what dep the regulator says is, look, we posted all these violations on line. just go on your computer and
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look. >> everybody up here does not own a computer. >> do you have a computer? >> we don't have a computer, either. >> reporter: there are folks that would say, you're making $150,000 on this. it's your responsibility to look into this. the company is currently considering letting landowners know about violations. they are setting the bar for transparency by proactive self-reporting, town hall meetings, manning a 24-hour hot line and on-line disclosure. but all of the violations didn't happen on exco's watch, until 2 years ago, one of the companies violated its laws.
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they said it was never to the violation of harming landowners. and to be clear, folks here want the drilling to continue. >> i think it's a wonderful thing what they're doing for the area. i'm not going to stand in the way of progress. >> reporter: but they may be asking a few more questions as it does. >> poppy harlow, cnn money, joins us from new york. i've been in that part of pennsylvania. most people have well water there and you really have to think about what goes in the ground there because it may affect your drinking water. i know what you said about the violations and how you can find them on line and how people don't have computers, but the onus is still kind of on the landowner, too. this is such a double-edged sword because you can see how the companies might be taking advantage of them. >> reporter: you know, it's interesting. if you're going to make this money off the wells on your land and you're going to allow them there, you need to know what's going on. the method they have right now
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is clearly not working for some of these folks because a number of them, about half we met, don't have computers. also, carol, if one of the violations, as you mentioned, do lead to methane leaking into the water supply, which is very rare, or an explosion which hasn't happened but it can, it not only affects the landowners, it affects the neighbors. this is an industry that is rapidly growing. thousands and thousands of wells drilled every year in the marcellus shale in pennsylvania. since we posted that story, an additional violation has been posted. that brings the total violations to 56. 15 of them are unresolved. we're going to go back in pennsylvania in a few weeks to do an in-person file review, look at the files of all those wells. we asked to do that when we were there. they couldn't fit us in and said we had to make an appointment. like a landowner, it takes weeks. we'll keep on top of this story and let you know.
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>> poppy harlow live in new york for us. cnn medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta, is now a novelist. his page-turning back is an inside look at one of the most secret meetings in all of medicine. we're going to talk to sanjay next. [ artis brown ] america is facing some tough challenges right now.
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sporp. experts say every year nearly 3 million patients die from medical errors. sounds like the making of a book. and it is. sanjay joins us live from new york. where do you find the time to do this stuff? you're crazy c. >> a lot of plane rides, late nights, weekends. you try to fit it in where you can, carol. >> so sell it. tell us about your novel. >> ever since i finished training in medical school, i've been fascinated about these meetings that take place in hospitals, where it's sort of only an insideres meeting, no
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attorneys, no one else, but it's where doctors talk about mistakes that were made, and how do we prevent it from happening again, and everyone in the room, how do we keep them from making the same mistake as well? it's like a death by complications meeting in some hospitals, but i thought the whole structure of it was fascinating. 20 years, carol, i've been thinking about this and thought it might make a good fiction book. >> so one of the doctors is a crusading doctors, and is that doctor based on sanjay gupta? >> no, there's nothing autobiographical here, in fact, the characters are composites of people i've met in my life or composites of people throughout history. the stories are made out of whole cloth, and it truly is a fiction book. i think, carol, it needed to be. i've never written fiction before, but i think to be as
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candid as possible with things i wanted to describe as i take people into these secretive meetings, this sort of hallowed tradition, i thought the fiction aspect gave me a little more leeway, but no autobuygraphical references here. >> i know they've picked it up as a tv pilot, chelsea general. >> yeah. david e. kelly, who is a terrific television writer, just an amazing guy. he is executive producing the show and they're shooting a pilot. the tv world, as you know, carol, is about a thousand steps between now and it ever actually being on air, but it's coming along pretty well. he takes on some challenging topics that makes them pretty engaging, so i'm excited as a viewer and a participant. >> you have to have a guest role
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in the series. >> i don't know. i think i kind of like just hanging out with you and doing this sort of stuff. i'm not sure about the entertainment side. >> i'd like to have a guest role in the series. >> we'll try to make that happen, then. >> you manage to make everything else happen, so why not that. sanjay, thank you for joining us and i'll be the first to buy your book. thank you so much. >> thank you, carol. appreciate it. let me know what you think. >> any time. don't forget you can get your own copy of "monday mornings." it's on sale. and the tv show based on the book, chelsea mornings, will air soon. a state nor wants a restriction on viagra. we'll have that and more in our political buzz. i can pay for h. whew. i love my pooch. oh no! my homemade sushi... turned p-ushi!
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checking our top stories now, defense secretary leon panetta is in afghanistan meeting with u.s. and afghan officials. he'll try to defuse the outrage over the weekend massacre allegedly carried out by a u.s. soldier. that suspect remains in custody. jury deliberations begin today in the privacy invasion trial of former rutgers student dharun ravi. he is accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's sexual encounter with another man. tyler clemente killed himself. if convicted, ravi could face ten years in prison. a fire started last night in the garage in the back bay area of boston. at the peak of the blackout, more than 20 homes and businesses lost powe-- 20,000 h
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and businesses lost power. rapid fire. 30 seconds on the clock. ro rowland martin, dean and chris me metzler. welcome to all of you. first question. a reading of the exit polls in yesterday's primary showed that those who thought the most important quality within a candidate was the ability to beat president obama. those exit polls show romney was way out in front with at least 46% of the voters saying that. so the question this morning, should romney just get on that horse and ride full out to the finish line, don't even talk about other issues. rowland? >> if so, he will be dead in the water. you have to talk about issues people care about. you have to be focusing on issues of the economy. what romney shouldn't be doing
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is talking about nfl owners and nascar owners as being his friends and learn to sit down in living rooms to get an understanding of what mom ceos and dad ceos are talking about. it has to be about economy, economy, economy. >> chris? >> absolutely. he has to showhe's electable. he can't just say he's most electable. and talking about the grits and olives and all that, get away from that. dude, you just seem so uncomfortable. let's talk about jobs, let's talk about the economy, let's actually show what you're going to do rather than talk about the fact that i'm electable and i'm inevitable. if he does that, it's a recipe for disaster. so don't get on that horse too quickly. >> dean? >> carol, i don't think it's the horse, it's the rider that's the problem. le
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let's be honest. if it was a horse analogy. he bought his wife two horses. we live in a world where everyone focuses on him and they have a problem seeing what he stands for. anti gay marriage, for gay marriage, anti pro health care. he has to get to the issues of today. the economy is number one at every poll i've seen. talk about jobs, talk about the economy. >> on to the second question. a state senator in ohio says she wants to restrict access to viagra and similar drugs. i'll let her explain. >> it is patently unfair in this country that we simply only focus in on a woman's reproductive health. we have to show men that we care about them, too. >> yes, because, you know, viagra could be harmful. we have to be careful about who we write these prescriptions to. she is tongue in cheek about this. is turnabout fair play?
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chris. >> i think this is kind of silly. if you want to have a discussion about viagra, i don't care who uses viagra, i don't care who uses kra -- contraceptives, i just don't want to have to pay for it. this has morphed into something different about a war on women's health, now a war on men. in the end, this is a silly discussion. if you want viagra, pay for it. >> after four hours, it's not a silly discussion. this is the problem here. men making decisions in a political context have to be forced to have to deal with this. you're right, when you begin all of a sudden to put it in a man's perspective, it's like, oh, wow, i can't believe you went there. i support her 100% because when you check these guys who are
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making these decisions, they're never talking to their mothers, their sisters, their wives or their daughters. absolutely. you say pull the viagra. trust me, their attitudes will change quickly. >> time for the buzzer beater. president obama took british prime minister david cameron to a basketball game in ohio to show him an america, quote, not seen by tourists. they rang up a billable half a million dollars round trip. with those resources in mind, where would you take the prime minister that is off the beaten path. dean. >> i would take him to one of my comedy shows. i'll buy him a first drink. bring him along. or introduce him to the our world family. >> the kardashians. >> we have royalty in our country, too. let's let them meet our royalty. >> chris? >> two places. first i would take the prime
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minister to the apollo in harlem. let's do a little showtime at the apollo. i would also take him to baltimore, more specifically east baltimore and west baltimore, so he gets a chance to see it's not all tea and crumpets in the united states. >> hey, he ate a hot dog at the game. what do you want? >> we're going to a soul concert and a b.b. king concert. he needs some soul. we're having some grits, and mitt romney, you're not invited. >> thanks, all of you. here's new pictures of president obama and the british prime minister david cameron meeting at the white house. this is the photo op. vice president joe biden is along with official delegations. obama talked about the importance of the relationship between britain and the united states. >> we stand together, we work
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together, we bleed together and we build together in good times and in bad because when we do, our nations are more secure, our people are more prosperous, the world is a safer and better and more just place. >> it won't be all business today. take a look who is coming to a state dinner later tonight with the camerons and obamas. mumford and sons will play. also r&b singer john legend. he's one of the president's favorites. other guests are damian lewis and the great golfer rory mcilroy. we're covering that for you later tonight. >> it looks like they're physically restraining a flight attendant. >> they're physically restraining a flight attendant? >> yeah, she lost it. >> we have the 911 call. you can hear what the passenger
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said as this incident occurred. and if you ever wondered what it's like to be clint eastwood, you're about to find out. that just ahead in showbiz. ew. seriously? so gross. ew. seriously? that is so gross. ew. seriously? dude that is so totally gross. so gross...i know. there's an easier way to save. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more.
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"american idol" producers are reportedly about to kick off a contestant for lying. a.j. hammer joins us from new york. a.j., who is getting the boot? >> carol, it seems like these issues come up on idol every
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once in a while. jermaine jones is reportedly being kicked off. he's been called the gentle giant, but he may have been involved in an incident last year and he was hiding a criminal past from producers. historically that's enough to get you booted the from "american idol." we did reach out to idol and fox to tell us about the story so far. they didn't say anything. jermaine jones did send out a tweet saying he was off the show. that tweet was later removed. the account has been deleted. the signs are there. bad news for jones if it is true. good news for "american idol" because more people will be tuning in tonight to see exactly what happened. let's talk about clint eastwood. he's really going to do it, reality tv? >> at least his family is. let me explain what's going on here. "mrs. eastwood and company" is the name of the show and it will follow the career of clint's
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wife dina as well as kids chester and morgan. the show promises to give us the insight to the relationship between dina and her kids, as well as the romance of 18-year-old francesca and her 29-year-old boyfriend. it's also supposed to spotlight a singing group that dina manages. she reportedly found them while clint was in the country filming the movie "evictus" and moved him into the eastwood home. this series will show how the eastwoods have an unconventional approach to how they live their lives. clint himself is expected to make guest appearances, but i have to say i never expected to say clint eastwood and reality tv in the same sentence. >> it seems so not him. but you're right, maybe we'll never see him in the show and he doesn't care. >> as long as he doesn't show up on "the jersey shore" and
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"seaside heights," i think we'll be okay. >> yeah, that would be really bad. if you want to know everything in the entertainment world, a.j. has it at 11:00 p.m. eastern on hln. so a goldman exec quits, calling the firm toxic. we'll talk about that after the break. okay, team! after age 40, we can start losing muscle --
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we're just two games into march madness and it's already crazy. byu was down 29 points to loyola, but with this, byu went on a 17-point run to get back in the game. it's the biggest comeback in the history of ncaa tournaments. the cougars advance and go on to play marquette. western kentucky, another thrilling comeback. they come back from a 16-point deficit. western kentucky is the only team in the tournament with such a record. that sound you heard in the afternoon was probably fans changing their brackets after learning syracuse is losing
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melo. he has been declared ineligible for the tournament and syracuse is the number one seed in the east. president obama unveiled his brackets on espn. the president's final four picks very similar to mine. we each picked ohio state, unc and missouri. the president's fourth team, kentucky. you can follow how i'm doing on the bracket challenge by going to, and i'll beat you. a goldman executive has resigned in a very public way, criticizing the firm. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. this is a scathing article, alison. >> good thing he doesn't have to face his boss today, right? we're talking about greg smith. he resigned today as an executive at goldman sachs.
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people resign every day. what made this interesting was instead of sending his notice to the hr director, he sent it to the "new york times" and in it he said goldman is all about making money for the firm, not its clients. he talked about it as being destructive and how it makes him ill. he talked about ripping clients off over the past five months. i've seen managing directors refer to their own clients as muppets. goldman is not just any firm, i'll tell you that. it's a wall street firm with a gold-plated reputation known for having a very tough work ethic. goldman made a statement today defending itself, saying it disagrees with greg smith saying they're only successful if their clients are successful. i've gotten comments from someone saying, what happened to blow off steam to your boss than turning to the "new york times"
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for a diatribe. >> it's everybody's dream to lash out at their employer. >> you have to have money to do that. >> yeah, that's right. the dow went down 200 points yesterday and those gains seem to be adding to it this morning. >> part of yesterday's rally that you mentioned happened after most banks passed the fed stress test meaning these banks can weather a tough recession. we're also looking at the nasdaq. it's also on the rise again. that's after a close above that 3,000 level, carol, for the first time since the internet bubble burst 12 years ago. carol? >> alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. we've got new details about a flight attendant's on-board episode. as you know, that's what many
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we're learning more about the american airlines flight attendant who started yelling and screaming about crashing and had to be restrained. it happened friday at dfw airport. [ screaming ] >> we know that part, but now listen to a 911 call from one of the passengers. >> hellhello, sir? >> it looks like they're physically restraining a flight attendant. >> they're physically restraining a flight attendant? >> yeah, she's lost it. people are helping out. >> okay, yeah, they're restraining a flight attendant? >> yes. that's correct. >> i don't know what's happening. >> okay. we have got people coming to
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you. i want you to know that we've got people coming to you, okay? >> okay. >> and everything is going to be okay. >> okay. >> as long as that plane doesn't take off, you are still fine. you're still on the ground, right? >> yeah. we're still on the ground. >> a flight attendant? the flight attendant reportedly is bipolar and hadn't taken her medication. they don't plan to charge her with any crime. the passengers got some free drinks and i think they got some miles, too. a lawmaker is trying to place regulations on men's reproduction. [ woman ] dear cat, gentle cat,
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in today's daily dose, dementia that affects the brain is usually due to lifestyle factors. some are related to diabetes and hypertension. the good news is they can be delayed with lifestyle changes. there is a new backlash over the controversy to women's contraception. one lawmaker wants to turn the table and put the new regulations on men. cnn's lisa sylvester explains. >> reporter: viagra, cialis. but if ohio state senator nina
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turner gets her way, these prescriptions would be restrict restricted. men would not be able to get a prescription without a signed affidavit by their sex partner. and they would have to find out if the reasoning is sexual or psychological. >> it's sad that we only focus on women's reproductive health. we have to show men we care about them, too, and for too long, female add voluntavocator they need to be watched, too. >> it's a response in state legislation governing a woman's aspects of contraception. in 2011, there were 1100
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provisions introduced in in the united states, up from 950 in 2010. one such bill has been offered in ohio by state representative lynn watchman. his bill would ban an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. that's usually about six weeks into a pregnancy. >> up to 90% or so of the babies that are currently aborted would be saved through this legislation. so the very short and quick goal of this bill is to protect the unborn babies here in ohio. >> watchman is a member of the ohio right to life society. >> even in cases of rape and incest and only if she's on her deathbed. >> reporter: turner sounds off on his bill and others like it. >> women should have a right to choose. whether it's contraception or abortion, it's between them, their god and their doctors, and they should not need a permission slip from government. >> reporter: getting her viagra bill passed is a long shot, but turner says that's not the go


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